The Longest Pending Sale

The Longest Pending Sale

Does anyone remember the 13,000-square-foot Tacoma mansion I mentioned a few times on these pages back in 2011? After a series of price drops from $8 million, to $7 million, to $6.4 million, and eventually $5.4 million over the course of nearly three years on the market, it finally went pending. In June. Of last […]

October Reporting Roundup: Nothing New Edition

It’s time once again for the monthly reporting roundup, where you can read my wry commentary about the news instead of subjecting yourself to boring rehashes of the NWMLS press release (or in addition to, if that’s what floats your boat). To kick things off, here’s an excerpt from the NWMLS press release: Brokers say […]

NWMLS: Prices Sag as Sales Stay Strong

NWMLS: Prices Sag as Sales Stay Strong

October market stats were published by the NWMLS today. They haven’t published their press release to its typical location yet, so let’s just dive right into our usual monthly stats. CAUTION NWMLS monthly reports include an undisclosed and varying number ofsales from previous months in their pending and closed sales statistics. Here’s your King County […]

Cheapest Homes: November 2014 Edition

Cheapest Homes: November 2014 Edition

Let’s check in again on the cheapest homes around Seattle proper. Here’s our methodology: I search the listings for the cheapest homes currently on the market, excluding short sales, in the city of Seattle proper. Any properties that are in obvious states of extreme disrepair based on listing photos and descriptions will be excluded. This […]

Consumer Confidence Hit a Seven-Year High in October

Consumer Confidence Hit a Seven-Year High in October

Before the NWMLS data hits this week let’s check in on how Consumer Confidence and mortgage interest rates fared during October. First up, here’s the Consumer Confidence data as of October: The overall Consumer Confidence Index currently sits at 94.5, up 6 percent in a month and up 31 percent from a year ago. At […]

October Stats Preview: Late Sales Rally Edition

October Stats Preview: Late Sales Rally Edition

With October now in the past, let’s have a look at our monthly stats preview. Most of the charts below are based on broad county-wide data that is available through a simple search of King County and Snohomish County public records. If you have additional stats you’d like to see in the preview, drop a […]